Release Date: July 1, 2013
Catalog #: NV5922
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Orchestral
Orchestra

Shifting Treks

Sydney Hodkinson composer

St. Petersburg State Symphony | Vladimir Lande conductor
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronsky conductor
Barry Snyder piano

A protégé of Rogers, Carter, Sessions, Britten, and Finney, Sydney Hodkinson emerged as a highly regarded composer and professional in his own right early on, serving as artist-in-residence, director, and educator across the United States and Canada, including at the Eastman School of Music where he catapulted the renowned Musica Nova into the public spotlight through innovative artistic direction and programming. As a composer, Hodkinson has written over 250 works across the field of classical genres, SHIFTING TREKS, his debut release on Navona Records, features three of his orchestral pieces, selected for their representation of the composer’s dedication to pouring ingenuity, creativity, and originality into contemporary music and his desire to connect with audiences and musicians alike.

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Artist Information

Sydney Hodkinson

Composer

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Sydney Hodkinson (January 17, 1934 - January 10, 2021) led an impressive career in conducting, composition, and music education, having received a bachelor’s and master’s of music from the Eastman School of Music, and a doctorate of musical arts from the University of Michigan in 1968. Upon his return to Eastman as a faculty member in 1973, Hodkinson conducted the school’s Musica Nova ensemble and Kilbourn Orchestra. His distinguished 55-year teaching career also included posts at the Universities of Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Southern Methodist and Rochester, and visiting professorships at Western Ontario, Oberlin, Indiana, and Duke Universities before accepting the Almand Chair of Composition at Stetson University in 2004.

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Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra

The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the foremost and oldest symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic. It is based in the historical capital of Moravia, the city of Olomouc, and has been a leader of music activities in the region for the past 70 years. Its artistic development was directly influenced by distinguished figures from the Czech and international music scene.

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Vladimir Lande

Conductor

In 2008, Lande was appointed principal guest conductor of the St. Petersburg State Symphony, and in 2011 he led the orchestra on a 24-concert "Tour of the Americas” including New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Philadelphia’s KimmelCenter, Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Hall, and the Society of the Performing Arts in Houston, as well as the most prestigious venues in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay.

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